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City of Spokane formalizes civil rights efforts

The city of Spokane will address citizen and employee civil rights concerns, as well as issues of equity and inclusion, through advocacy, education, and policy reform. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously to establish the Office of Civil Rights...

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Concerns about inflation are, well, inflated, advisers say

As inflation becomes a growing concern for the U.S. economy, some wealth management advisers here say it shouldn’t be a threat for most investors. In October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the consumer price index for all consumers increased...

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Many boomers expect to carry debt into retirement, observers say

A large share—46%—of American consumers say they expect to retire in debt, according to a recent survey by MoneyMagnify, a subsidiary of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Lending Tree, and some financial advisers here say that expectation isn’t ...

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D.A. Davidson promotes wealth management for all

Wealth management isn’t just for the wealthy, says Michael Jackson, senior vice president and Spokane-Coeur d’Alene branch manager at D.A. Davidson & Co. Jackson says he encourages anybody interested in their financial future and well-being to ...

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Climate-conscious consumption, investment urged

When a private wealth planner and a climate scientist converse, you might think the conversation between the two women would devolve into a debate about money versus nature. With us—Sarah Carlson and Jackie Francis—that isn’t the case. ...

Sentiments of hope, worry are ever present in stock market

Worry is real. So are reasons to be hopeful. One of the hardest parts about dealing with worry is that there are usually good reasons to worry. Even in “good times” there are issues or potential issues, and the inevitably of struggle in some area of ...

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Cd’A makerspace boasts new director, mobile lab

Coeur d’Alene nonprofit makerspace Gizmo-cda Inc. has a new mobile makerspace, as well as a new executive director to lead the organization. On the Coeur d’Alene campus of North Idaho College, Gizmo’s 11,000-square-foot space in the Hedlund ...

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INW colleges focus on cybersecurity education

For every three cybersecurity professionals working in the Spokane and Spokane Valley metro area, there is one additional job opening, according to CyberSeek, a U.S.-based platform providing insight into the national and local cybersecurity job markets. ...

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SCC aviation school trains new age of aircraft technicians

As a generation of aviation maintenance professionals retires, demand for new employees with those skill sets has surged, says Andy Dodson, chair of Spokane Community College’s aviation department and full-time faculty member....

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Idaho Forest Group apprenticeships help to expand skilled workforce

Millwrights, industrial electricians, and heavy-duty mechanics are in high demand at Idaho Forest Group’s sawmills right now, says Marie Price, the lumber company’s director of training and development....

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